Official Refrain Episode 3 Discussion!
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Posted 10/19/13
Episode 3 just clear and if the mystery didn't hit the fan before, it sure did now. I can't wait to show this to my roommate who doesn't know the secret of this world. Sometimes I wish I didn't know just so I could be confused...
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Posted 10/19/13
A very atmospheric episode, the feels were there especially at the end.

Any particular criticism on how they handled Yui's route? I think it was decent but they tried really hard to dodge the romance bullet to give space for Riki & Rin. They skipped some fun skits by going that way.

Rin's route should start next week. Since it is most likely romantic in nature, I don't expect the same adaptation nightmare as the other routes.
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Posted 10/19/13
Well I have sort of a bias for Kurugaya's route because I honestly didn't understand it during my first playthrough and the feels I had during the VN were more confused than anything else. It also sort of threw me for a loop how drastically Kurugaya changed during her route more than any other gal in the series. In the VN, it felt inconsistent to me while the changes that Haruka went through had a lot of foreshadowing judging by her interactions with Kurugaya. Long story short, I liked how the anime depicted her overall. They still rushed Mio's route beyond recognition, though..
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Posted 10/20/13 , edited 10/20/13
I do like how they've managed to link Kurugaya's route into it nicely. It feels a little sad to lose a character third episode in. But considering the routes now and refrain we shouldn't really see any of the girls again.

Ok now time for the VN spoilers

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Posted 10/21/13
Wel... Is it just me or did anyone else feel

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Posted 10/21/13
The only problem with putting that scene in at the end of Refrain is that it would feel disjointed and it would feel like they're trying to drag Kurugaya back into it. However if she is still there next episode then this whole episode and its ending would of been for nothing so I'd like to see how they're gonna deal with that
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